The FEBS Network is an international online forum for scientists working in the molecular and cellular life sciences. It is used to share information, news and insights, as well as to connect and collaborate – with the ultimate goal of helping to advance progress in these research areas. The FEBS Network is open to all but registering allows users to create a profile page, post relevant content, sign up for alerts, and engage with posts and other users.

The FEBS Network currently presents most content from its invited experts and contributors in four themed ‘channels’: Early-Career Scientist, Educator, Viewpoints and Research. In addition, a few ‘rooms’ host content for specific FEBS community groups, for delegates attending certain FEBS events, or for scientists interested in particular subtopics. FEBS Constituent Societies are also able to post news in a FEBS Societies channel.

Most information is presented in the form of posts, authored by scientists, policy-makers, educators and other professionals in the molecular life sciences. Contributors span a wide career spectrum, from directors of key research institutes in Europe, highlighted by the Director Visions series, to the activities from the students and young researchers of the FEBS Junior Section.

The FEBS Network has developed from a collaboration between FEBS and its journal publisher Wiley, and is hosted using software from Zapnito, who specialize in creating expert-led networks. The FEBS Network Committee of senior scientists oversees the aims and strategy of the FEBS Network. For more on this new initiative from FEBS, see the ‘Welcome to the FEBS Network‘ post.

If you are interested in becoming a contributor to one of the FEBS Network channels, the FEBS Network Committee would be pleased to hear from you; please contact [email protected] for more information.

Screengrab of the FEBS Network Early-career scientist channel
Example posts from the Early-Career Scientist channel on the FEBS Network, one of the platform channels with a focus on young researchers.